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I'm trying to summarize success stories mentioned in this thread.
From @TC610
It never hurts to ask - retention is a big YMMV.  If you don't like the offer given to you when you call for retention, ask for a better one.  Scan through the thread (use the search bar - reading through 130+ pages of posts can be time consuming) to see what others have been offered. Please post what you've got if its better then whats in the WIKI

Citi:
AA
Retention: $95 Statement credit after 5 transactions (no minimum...) in the next 3 months
09/17/2014 $95 refunded no need to make any transactions + 1000 Bonus Points per month for 16 months if made purchases of $1000+
05/12/16 AA Executive: $50 credit every month spend $1500 or 15K Miles for $5K in 5 Months
08/14/17 AA Exec $250 credit for spending $3,000/m * 3m OR 15K Miles for $5K in 3m.

Chase: - Call 800-945-2006.
  IB/IP
     Retention: 10k UR after 5k spend
    IC
     Retention: $50 SC
  UA (Club)
     Retention: $150 account credit
     Retention: 10k Miles for spending $2000 in 3 months.
  UA (Presidential)
     Retention: $100 account credit
  BA
     Retention: 9k Avios for spending $1500 in 3 months
  Freedom (5x catagories)
     Retention: 2,500 UR

Barclay's:
M&M
Retention: Waived by SMing

Arrival
Retention: 5K miles, for keeping the card open randomly.
AF waived, HUCA

US air:
AF waived

American Express

Seems to be clearly spend related while also no rhyme or reason to who gets offers

  Business gold:5k-15k/$100 statement credit no spend required.
  Delta Gold Skymiles - 12.5k Delta miles for paying the annual fee (no extra spending required) or $100 Credit on the account
  SPG personal: 7k for 1k spend in 3 months.
  SPG business: 10k no spend.
  Personal Platinum - 20,000 MR for $3,000 spend in 3 months. (Actually gave me 5,000MR immediately, then 15,000 when I spend the $3k)/up to 50k/$150 SC for 1k spend.
  Personal Platinum (another data point [zow]) - 30,000 MR for $4,000 spend in 3 months.
  Business Platinum: 10k no spend/20k for 10k spend/30k no spend +50k for 40k spend

Retention contact numbers:
Citi: 800-444-2568
Chase: 800-945-2006
Amex: 800-452-3945
Barclays: 18664084064 (credit dept)
US Bank:

Click on link to get backdoor numbers for most banks:
http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Backdoor-Numbers/td-p/408066
« Last edited by zow on May 19, 2019, 06:47:52 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7620 on: August 29, 2022, 04:44:52 PM »
Was that on  a new card? or at the one year anniversary?
I've had the card for about 5 years now.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7621 on: August 29, 2022, 09:28:15 PM »
Amex Business Green Card
$50 statement credit for keeping card open another year

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7622 on: September 01, 2022, 11:03:34 AM »
Amex gold
$200 statement credit after 3k spend in 3 months

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7623 on: September 01, 2022, 11:38:45 AM »
nothing on barclay's hawaiian business
nothing on chase sapphire preferred

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7624 on: September 01, 2022, 03:12:36 PM »
amex delta reserve 15k for $3000 spend. didnt spend much on the card. had the card fro 3 years. last year no offer and paid,got $100 off (they were offering bec they raised the pricing). i eneded up now downgrading to the free blue card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7625 on: September 07, 2022, 04:32:23 PM »
Amex platinum $300 if i spend $3000 in three months (worth it to keep the card for $395 so I took it)

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7626 on: September 07, 2022, 04:47:00 PM »
nothing offered on amex biz plat after 1 year

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7627 on: September 07, 2022, 04:48:48 PM »
Amex is way done on offers from last year and sometimes nothing at all.
Only on DDF does 24/6 mean 24/5/half/half

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7628 on: September 07, 2022, 05:28:24 PM »
Amex is way done on offers from last year and sometimes nothing at all.

i've noticed. wanted to get at least $175 to justify keeping it opened

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7629 on: September 22, 2022, 04:39:07 PM »
amex Biz Plat. in 3rd try 350 or 35k after 5,000 spend
or $100 loyalty credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7630 on: September 22, 2022, 04:51:36 PM »
Amex Biz Plat. 40k after 10k spend
or $100 loyalty credit

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7631 on: September 22, 2022, 05:31:54 PM »
Tried a couple times on Amex gold and not getting anything. They said I got a bonus last October. Do I have to wait until that date passes?

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7632 on: September 22, 2022, 05:47:00 PM »
Tried a couple times on Amex gold and not getting anything. They said I got a bonus last October. Do I have to wait until that date passes?

You do not. AMEX retention offers can be available as little as a few months after opening the card. It's just YMMV based on what individual offers AMEX is willing to offer you.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7633 on: September 22, 2022, 05:47:31 PM »
Tried a couple times on Amex gold and not getting anything. They said I got a bonus last October. Do I have to wait until that date passes?
13 months is what I have to wait on other cards after the first retention offer I took.
Only on DDF does 24/6 mean 24/5/half/half

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7634 on: September 22, 2022, 06:05:09 PM »
13 months is what I have to wait on other cards after the first retention offer I took.

@CountValentine is right. I was assuming you meant you received the SUB last October and not a previous retention offer.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7635 on: September 22, 2022, 06:07:23 PM »
@CountValentine is right. I was assuming you meant you received the SUB last October and not a previous retention offer.
Good to know you can get retention offers so soon after opening the card.
Only on DDF does 24/6 mean 24/5/half/half

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7636 on: September 22, 2022, 08:27:35 PM »
Just got Citi premier waved after spending 95$ in the next month

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7637 on: September 23, 2022, 09:46:24 AM »
13 months is what I have to wait on other cards after the first retention offer I took.

That's what I thought the rule was but I had seen many DP's of people getting retention offers even within a few months of signing up for the card so wasn't sure

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7638 on: September 23, 2022, 11:35:11 AM »
That's what I thought the rule was but I had seen many DP's of people getting retention offers even within a few months of signing up for the card so wasn't sure

13 months from the last retention offer, not from opening the card.

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Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« Reply #7639 on: October 24, 2022, 05:16:48 PM »
Amex business platinum.
Received a retention offer of 70k MR points for $5k spend in 3 months.